Undergraduate Study

Theater Minor

The Theater minor is designed for students who wish to augment their major program of study with a series of courses that promote the study of theater as a global phenomenon for reflecting the human experience. The minor consists of a selection of lower-division courses that expose students to the fundamentals of theatrical production, as well as acting, writing, and directing. Upper-division courses offer more focused study of those areas, as well as theater design, history, education, and theater of non-Western cultures.

To enter the minor students must be in good academic standing (minimum 2.0 grade-point average), have completed at least one approved UCLA theater minor course with a grade of C or better, and file a petition at the Student Services Office, 103 East Melnitz Building, 310-206-8441. All degree requirements, including the specific requirements for this minor, must be fulfilled within the unit maximum set forth by each student’s school or College.

Required Lower-Division Courses (6 to 10 units): Theater 10 and one course from 15, 20, 28A, 28B, 28C, 30.

Required Upper-Division Courses (22 to 27 units): Theater 150, one course from 102A, 102B, 102C, M103A through M103G, 105, 106, 107, 108, M109, 110, or 113, and four courses from 118A, 118B, 118D, 120A, 120B, 120C, 121, 123, 130A, 138, 139, C146A, C146B, C146C, 149, 195.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor, and at least 16 units applied toward the minor must be taken in residence at UCLA. Transfer credit for any of the above is subject to department approval.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.